Motor vehicle accidents are often caused by negligence on the part of a driver. Driving at a high speed or driving while impaired are two relevant factors when it comes to fatal car accidents. In the United States motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among ages 5-34 years old. This is based on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Nearly 34,000 persons were killed in fatal car crashes in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition to that, more than 2.3 million were reportedly injured in car crashes and were treated in emergency departments.
In Arizona, fatal car accidents are very common with 698 reported fatalities in 2010. The Arizona Department of Transportation also stated that based on the records, speeding is a common violation of drivers which resulted to motor vehicle crashes.
On September 20, 2011 at around 8:41 pm, an Arizona speeding collision between a 1995 Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Lumina occurred in Wickenburg. According to authorities, the SUV was travelling southbound at high-speed when it struck the Chevrolet Lumina, and a DPS vehicle. Authorities said that the SUV might have been trying to pass other vehicles before it hit the Chevrolet head-on. The driver of the DPS vehicle and two others died at the scene.
As drivers, we are expected to be extremely careful while we are behind the wheel. In most instances, a seemingly simple and thoughtless act can cause serious injury and even death. Running a red light, speeding, and failing to yield or stop for a pedestrian are potentially deadly forms of negligence.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal Arizona car accident, your family may be entitled to financial compensation for losses such as medical bills, funeral costs, loss of companionship and lost future income. Contact the dedicated Phoenix traffic accident wrongful death attorneys of the Arizona Husband and Wife Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today for a free consultation at 602-457-6222.